Apprenticeships & Qualifications

For Business

Global skills offers a range of apprenticeship development solutions for roles across Child Care, Adult Care, Leadership and Management, Business Administration and Customer Service. These are available not only for people making their first steps in a career, but also those upskilling into supervisory, specialist and management roles. This means apprenticeships are ideal for recruiting people into roles that need some development support, as well as upskilling an existing workforce.

Modern Apprenticeships at Global Skills combine training and development support that can be delivered remotely or in the classroom, with focused on-the-job practical experience to be gained in the workplace. They all come with a nationally recognised qualification. This ensures a robust and engaging development programme with the flexibility to meet the demands and needs of business and learners alike.

How are apprenticeships funded

Back in 2017 apprenticeships were modernised to make them more relevant to the changing world of work. This has resulted in lots of new areas for apprenticeships as well as a new funding structure. Now organisations have to fund apprenticeships. Larger organisations with a payroll of over £3m have to do this through a levy process, where 0.5% of the payroll bill goes into an account that can only be used to fund apprenticeship training with approved providers. Smaller organisations only have to pay 10% of the cost.

Of course, there’s a bit more to it than that, so if you’re not familiar with the process, get in touch. We’re an accredited apprenticeship provider and we’ll be glad to help.

Benefits for businesses

The new apprenticeships are designed to meet modern needs of businesses.  

Below just some of the main benefits to organisations.


1.     92% of employers believe their apprentices are more motivated

2.     80% of employers have seen a significant improvement in retention

3.     8 in 10 customers prefer organisations that invest in apprentices

4.     Many apprenticeships can be delivered online meaning that learning can be organised around working patterns, minimising disruption to teams and services 

5.     Apprenticeships exist for most levels of roles, so can provide internal talent development solutions as well as attractive recruitment options

6.     Apprenticeships are a great alternative for employees who do not want to go to university or college

7.     The visible investment in learning inspires other employees to develop

8.     If you are a levy payer, working with Global Skills can help you get best value for money and access other government funding that supports learning. 

For Learners

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, you can look out for job vacancies that are advertised as apprenticeships or ask your employer about how an apprenticeship programme might be a good development route for you into the next stage of your career. Either way, feel free to get in touch with us and we can point you in the right direction.

Learners, did you know?

Have you thought about studying as an apprentice?  Here are some of the benefits. 

1. An apprenticeship is a job, so not only do you get to study for a recognised qualification, you also get paid while gaining experience.
2. And your employer will pay for the qualification and give you all the benefits of being an employee
3. Around 9 out of 10 apprentices stay employed at the end of their apprenticeships
4.  Apprentices also have higher earnings potential that rivals degree level studies
5. There are apprenticeships for absolute beginners right up to specialist roles and senior managers.  So there a progression for everyone.